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Monday, May 21, 2012

Idiots in Chicago

On CTV News last night I watched a story about the protests surrounding the NATO summit taking place this weekend in Chicago. The main grievance seems to be NATO's involvement in the war in Afghanistan - the same war that was authorized by the UN that leftists fetishize so much, and the same war that in 2008 Candidate Obama vowed to concentrate US policy on once he had pulled out of Iraq.

A reporter at the scene interviewed one of the protesters who, with a straight face, stated "I don't think US intervention can ever liberate another people."  Seriously? This would come as a surprise to the millions of Europeans liberated from Nazi tyranny at the end of the Second World War, or to the millions freed from the yoke of the Soviet Union at the end of the Cold War, or ... oh, why bother. These people are idiots.

1 comment:

Jen said...

I wonder, why isn't there riots 'against' terrorists and terrorism.